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Habitat NOVA and Local Leaders Celebrate ReStore Alexandria’s
Move to the City of Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 22, 2014) – Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) celebrated the relocation of its ReStore Alexandria to the City of Alexandria with a two-day grand opening event this past weekend. On Friday, September 19th, local leaders joined Habitat NOVA staff and board members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the store’s new location at 869 S. Pickett St.
John T. Long III, President & CEO, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce; Delegate Charniele Herring, Virginia House of Delegates, (46th District); Peter Baldwin, President, West End Business Association; Alexandria Councilwoman Redella “Del” Pepper; and candidates for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District participated in the event. The celebration continued on Saturday, September 20th, with fun activities for shoppers.
ReStore Alexandria is one of two home improvement re-sale shops that Habitat NOVA operates to help support its mission to provide affordable home ownership opportunities to hard-working families in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church. Habitat NOVA’s ReStores are open to the general public.
“As ReStore Alexandria approaches its 10th anniversary, we’re excited to announce that the store has relocated to the west end of the City of Alexandria,” said Rev. Jon Smoot, executive director of Habitat NOVA. “The new store is bigger and brighter, which will improve the shopping experience for our customers, and its convenient access to major roads makes it easier for donors who choose to drop off new and used building materials, appliances and home improvement items.”
When businesses and individuals donate home improvement and other items to ReStore Alexandria, and savvy shoppers buy them at steep discounts, it’s a win-win-win situation. ReStore Alexandria repurposes goods and keeps reusable items out of landfills; offers the general public up to 90 percent off retail prices; and provides a steady stream of funding to support affordable home ownership opportunities in Northern Virginia.
ReStore Alexandria is open to shoppers Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Saturday. To schedule a donation pick up, call 703-360-6700, or fill out this online form: http://habitatnova.org/schedule-a-donation/. Donations are tax-deductible.
About Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s (Habitat NOVA) unique model of affordable housing is focused on home ownership. Habitat homeowners secure a no-interest mortgage, while the non-profit secures corporate sponsorship, in-kind donations and volunteer labor to make the home affordable. Habitat NOVA was founded in 1990, and to date has built 80 homes, rehabilitated 4 homes and repaired 20 homes, benefiting more than 400 people. As a local, self-sustaining affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat NOVA serves the counties of Arlington and Fairfax, and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Learn more at www.habitatnova.org.